Population Health

Adult Obesity by Race/Ethnicity

  • In 2018, Blacks (non-Hispanic) (36.5%) reported the highest percent of obesity followed by Hispanics (31.1%).
  • Whites (non-Hispanic) (26.1 %) and Other (Non-Hispanic) (18.0%) reported smaller percentages of obesity when compared to other ethnic groups.
  • Hispanics saw a 1.1% decrease in obesity in 2018. All other groups reported increases (0.5 to 1%) in obesity from 2017 to 2018.